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addicted to alcohol


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2004) compared standard care to standard care with acamprosate among 422 alcohol-dependent patients recruited and treated for 1 year in general practices.
Specifically, alcohol-dependent women develop liver disease, hypertension, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage more rapidly than alcohol-dependent men.
Ackerman (1983) hypothesized that children respond to an alcohol-dependent parent by developing a systematic defensive response to life.
Representing over 20 percent of all alcohol-dependent people, (5) underage drinkers do not consider the consequences.
VIVITROL, the first and only once-monthly injectable medication for alcohol dependence, is indicated for alcohol-dependent patients who are able to abstain from drinking in an outpatient setting and are not actively drinking when initiating treatment.
Li said, "Some people become alcohol-dependent and then they recover because the environmental risks have been removed; there's a gene-environment interaction.
Of these heavy drinkers, about 25 percent currently are alcohol abusers or are alcohol-dependent. Although relatively common, these alcohol use disorders often go undetected.
In a recent study determining the nutritional intake of alcohol-dependent patients, Manari et al.
A Doctors often use a series of questions as one way to determine if a person is alcohol-dependent. They want to know if the person has ever felt the need to cut down on drinking; ever been annoyed by people criticizing their drinking; ever felt guilty about their drinking; or ever had a drink the first thing in the morning to steady their nerves or to get rid of a hangover.
The proportions who were alcohol-dependent and who had recently binged fell sharply as the age at which students had first gotten drunk increased; findings from the multivariate analyses confirmed that the odds of alcohol dependence and bingeing were highest among those who had first gotten drunk during the preadolescent or early teenage years and declined steadily thereafter.
Ten per cent of all men aged 16-74 are reckoned to be problem drinkers and almost nine per cent are alcohol-dependent.
Emphasizing responsibility was considered one of the primary tenets of working with the alcohol-dependent "batterer." One counselor offered an example of an exchange in which she questioned the client in an attempt to persuade him that his incarceration resulted from his own, and not his wife's, actions:
Indeed, our study's data and our own clinical observations suggest that there are substantial numbers of alcohol-dependent individuals who can only recover through abstinence.
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